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Independent phone retailer crazy John’s to close down

One of Australia's most successful  entrepreneur ( John Ilhan'sbusiness story  “ crazy Johns”  has just been dumped by VODAFONE Australia Vodafone is supposed to  close the book on one of the nation's most successful tales of entrepreneurship  “crazy Johns”   who  built up one of the successful independent phone dealers in competition with giants like Telstra , Optus and VodafoneThe Crazy John’s brand was a successful business when Ms Ilhan sold it to Vodafone five years ago for $150 million.
Vodafone has plans to dump the Crazy John's brand from its stores and rebrand them under its own name.As many as 40 Crazy John's stores are expected to close by February 20, and the other 21 will be rebranded as Vodafone Australia stores.John Ilhan's, who died of a heart attack in 2007, had built the company in the space of 15 years into Australia's second-largest independent mobile phone retail chainUp to 300 jobs are said to be at risk nationwide and Vodafone last …